Vantastival nominated for Irish Festival Awards


Once again Vantastival has been nominated in the Irish Festival Awards for the 2017 festival!

We are delighted to have been nominated in both the ‘Best Small Festival’ and ‘Best Line Up’ categories. Please take a moment to give us your vote.

Just go to and select Vantastival in both categories. You can also vote for your favourite large and medium sized festivals and your favourite metropolitan festival. Thank you for your vote!


Earlybird Tickets on sale now!

Now’s your chance to grab your tickets for Vantastival 2018 at the cheapest rate! 

Christmas special and Earlybird tickets for next year’s festival are now on sale from our tickets page. For the first time you can choose between the full weekend camping or just two nights, and we are also selling kids’ tickets in advance. Ticket prices start at €75 for 2 days and €100 for 3 days per adult camping. Grab them while they’re going!!!



We’re nominated for a European Festival Award!

Vantastival is nominated in the “Best Small Festival” category at the 2017 European Festival Awards!

The European Festival Awards celebrate the continent’s most vibrant live events and all of those who make them happen, and the jury comprises industry experts and festival promoters from at least ten European countries. Online voting is open at until 30th November. The winners will be announced during the European Festival Awards ceremony on January 17th at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, Netherlands.

Please give us your vote!

Apply to play at Vantastival 2018!


Calling all musicians!!!

You can now apply to play on our 2018 line-up. As always, our mission is to promote original Irish music and we are happy to hear from anyone creating new music in Ireland today. All you have to do is fill in the online form here and include a link where we can listen to a minimum of three original tracks. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15th December.

We do not accept applications from DJs or covers bands.

Good luck – we’re looking forward to hearing some great new music!

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